It’s been an amazing year for Stephen King; Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of IT is now a record-breaker generating Oscar buzz, while Gerald’s Game (directed by Mike Flanagan) is also scoring well among fans and critics. Sure, there was The Dark Tower and the TV series based on The Mist, King adaptations that underwhelmed, but the positive far outweighs the negative in 2017.
The one King flick slipping through the cracks might be 1922, a Netflix Original that’s been available to stream for a couple weeks now. It’s a slow-burn creeper that’s absolutely worthy of your attention. But if you don’t believe us, check out the video below from our friends at WatchMojo.com: Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch 1922!
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The only spoilers are details that have already been revealed in the trailer, so watch without fear. If you can’t stream, the 5 reasons why you should watch 1922 on Netflix are listed and briefly summarized below the video. After that, you can peep the trailer, synopsis, and review. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: The latest Stephen King adaptation to hit Netflix is an amazing thriller, and should be the next thing you watch on Netflix! WatchMojo presents the Top 5 Reasons 1922 Should be the next thing you add to your Netflix Queue! Watch to see what we put at number 1!
It’s a horror movie that draws on diverse elements of the genre. 1922 combines aspects of Southern Gothic with both psychological and body horror. The story also takes place in the fictional small-town Hemingford Home, which also features prominently in Stephen King’s The Stand.
Faith No More/Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton wrote the score. An expanded version of the film’s soundtrack is slated to hit retailers in 2018.
Fans and critics have both given 1922 positive reviews. It currently holds an 88% Freshness Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
1922 is the 3rd short story from King’s Full Dark, No Stars anthology; Big Driver and A Good Marriage are the other 2.
It’s got a great cast! Check them out in action in the trailer below.
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Official Synopsis: A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.
1922 is directed by Zak Hilditch and stars Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Dylan Schmid.
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